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Chapter 4. State Educational Commissions and Committees, Article 1. General Provisions   

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The Legislature hereby declares that there is further need to encourage the adoption of new or improved educational ideas, practices, and techniques in solving critical educational problems in preschool, elementary, and secondary schools throughout the state. In recognition of the need for the planning and developing of new programs involving a wide range of new approaches designed to improve the quality of education available in this state, this chapter is expressly enacted to foster innovation and create change in education, based on research and proven need. It is the purpose of this chapter to bring purposeful change and experimentation to schools throughout the state, through the use of all available resources of the state.

The Legislature further finds that there are in existence a large number of permanent commissions, committees, and councils, some of which have overlapping duties and functions, and some of which have been perpetuated beyond the original need or purpose for which created. In order to provide a more economical, efficient, and logical structure to educational policymaking, it is the intent of the Legislature to create three levels of educational advisory bodies: educational policy advisory commissions, educational advisory committees, and educational task forces.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 466, Sec. 24.)